by Kim Bassett, President and CEO, Steward Norwood Hospital, Massachusetts
“The whole is better than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle said this an eon ago and it still holds true today. This is particularly important when putting together a high-functioningteam.
There is no such thing as the perfect team and some of the best teams are not made up of “superstars.” The true power of a high-performing team lies in how well each member clicks together. A team is better as the whole, not any one individual.
As the leader of such a team, you have to be on alert, tending the team, and assuring that everyone is in sync. Here are six key ways to build and keep a high-performing leadership team:
1. Provide clear direction and feedback. It’s our responsibility to not only give our team clear direction on initiatives, but to also let them know why it is important. And part of this is the feedback loop. Get good at teaching...(register to read more)